Knit PDF - Southwest Style Sleeved Wrap
The Southwest Style Sleeved Wrap is knit in the round on circular needles with a steek at the beginning and end of the round. The cast on and cast off edges will become the side seams. Halfway through the piece, the front opening is made by working half the stitches with scrap yarn which will become the front opening. After knitting is finished, the steek is cut and the steeks are fringed back to create the bottom edge. The fringe is tied in an overhand knot to keep the piece secure. The scrap yarn is ripped out and the live stitches are picked up and a garter stitch edge is knit to become front opening. The sleeves are knit in the round and sewn into the side seams.
It sounds confusing but it works! I've used Fair Isle panels of southwestern inspired motifs.
This design was originally published in my book Color By Kristin by Sixth and Spring in 2009.
Design your own version by purchasing my supplemental Color By Kristin eBook available here on my website which includes 240 different Fair Isle charts, 24 different edgings and lots of instructions for beginning colorwork knitters.
One Size: 60" around at bust and 32" long.
Skill Level: For advanced knitters.
Supplies: Eight colors of worsted weight yarn. Circular needles (32") and double pointed needles in US sizes 5 (3.75 mm) and 7 (4.5 mm). Blunt point needle for some embroidery duplicate stitch.
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